We recognise that there is more to your life than just work and acknowledge that having a healthy work-life balance is really important.
At Sellick Partnership, we have a number of schemes in place to allow you this flexibility so you can make time to socialise, unwind with family and friends, as well as pursue your interests and hobbies.
We know that employees value the opportunity to work from home. Sellick Partnership has moved to a blended working week of three mandatory days in the office, with the remainder of your working days from home or the office - the choice is yours.
One of the days in the office must be a Monday and the days must be fixed each week for the whole team and agreed by your Manager.
As an employer we understand the importance of having the opportunity to recharge your batteries. Many organisations only offer the legal minimum holiday entitlement of 20 days per year. However, we offer all full time employees a minimum holiday entitlement of 25 days per year - which is in addition to the (statutory) bank holidays.
Extra annual leave in line with length of employment
Employees that have been with the business for three or more years are rewarded for their long-service with additional holidays. You will receive:
- One extra day of annual leave after three years of employment.
- Two extra days of annual leave after five years of employment.
Buying holidays and selling holidays
We know that sometimes you need some additional days off, so we offer the opportunity to purchase up to five additional holiday days per year for a special occasion or an extended trip.
Employees also have the option to sell up to a maximum of three days back to the business. This will be paid at the same rate as it would cost to buy extra holidays. This must be requested by the 31 July each year and will be approved in full or part (depending on the needs of the business) by your Manager.
We’re committed to nurturing our employees and believe if you need an extended period of time away to travel, develop new skills or undertake community work you should have the opportunity to do so. Therefore we offer you the flexibility to continue to develop by taking a sabbatical. This option is available to employees with more than four years' service.
Extra annual leave for a marriage or civil partnership
Employees who join their partners in a legal ceremony are offered two additional days of annual leave in the year. This is to allow additional time for you to enjoy your big day!
At Sellick Partnership, we consider the way employees dress and their appearance to be of significant importance in portraying a professional image to all our stakeholders.
However, we recognise that corporate dress is not always essential at all times for some teams in the business. Therefore, we allow our employees the option to dress in a smart casual manner during the working week. This has been agreed on a team-by-team basis within all offices, putting individual teams in control of the decision around what they wear to work.
Reduced hours for bank holidays and special occasions
In order to give everybody a little extra time when they need it most, we usually:
- Finish early the day before a bank holiday weekend.
- Finish early on the day of the Sellick Partnership Christmas party to give everybody time to get ready.
- Start a little later the day after the Christmas party.
- Operate reduced hours between Christmas and New Year.
We also hold a number of team socials throughout the year. These range from bake sales to other celebratory events and teambuilding activities.
End of Financial Year Awards
To celebrate the end of our financial year, we hold an awards lunch to recognise the achievement of individuals and teams across the business over the past 12 months, as well as take the opportunity to review the previous financial year, launch new employee initiatives and announce the growth and strategy for the future.
Fancy a challenge, and to push yourself out of your comfort zone? One of the most exciting events at Sellick Partnership is our annual teambuilding weekend - the whole business takes part, meeting in a secret location and faced with a variety of activities. Past activities have included: mountain climbing, bake offs, dance offs, filming adverts and creating a rock band. For our 15th and 20th anniversaries, we took the whole business abroad for two days which was absolutely incredible.
Our Christmas party is without a doubt the social highlight of the year. Held at some of Manchester’s most modern venues, it’s the perfect opportunity for everyone across the offices to let their hair down and celebrate the success of the year with entertainment, DJs, excellent food and good company.
To find out more about what we offer our employees and how a career with Sellick Partnership might benefit you, please contact our Head of Talent Acquisition & Wellbeing, Simon Briffa.
You can also find out more about what it is like to work for us or view our current internal vacancies.